Book Review: The ABCs of Writing for Children

Review by Betty Winslow The ABCs of Writing for Children. Compiled by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff Quill Driver Books November 2002 258 pgs. Writing-related The title of this book implies a linear, nuts-and-bolts approach to the subject of writing for children, but in reality it’s almost a stream of consciousness on the subject, collected by Koehler-Pentacoff from … Read more

Book Review: The Complete Guide to Editing Your Fiction by Michael Seidman

Book review by Alex Shapiro The Complete Guide to Editing Your Fiction By Michael Seidman Writer’s Digest Books 2000 264 pages In this easy-to-follow book, experienced editor and writer Michael Seidman explains how to approach fiction editing, using his own short story as example. The author compares the writer’s job with that of a sculptor—both … Read more

Book Review: 45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters

Book Review: 45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt 45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters. By Victoria Lynn Schmidt Writer’s Digest Books 298 pages 2001 Amazon.com price: $13.99 Victoria Lynn Schmidt is a screenwriter for both film and television who was once told at film school … Read more